Greetings Abundance Yagya Friends!
As you know, we begin with a Ganesha yagya every Saturday to remove obstacles. This is followed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with a yagya for Durga/Chandi, the fierce and energetic form of the goddess. This ritual involves the 700 verse Durga Saptashati mantra, the effect of which is to empower personal transformation and growth. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we focus on Lakshmi to bring us not only wealth, but happiness, contentment, and a sense of abundance in life.
We supplement this with the large scale Lakshmi yagyas; two days with 50 priests in Pune and 1 day with 25 temple priests in Kanchipuram. Photos from these rituals are included in this newsletter.
A fundamental tenet of the Vedic system is that we should be happy, and fulfilled and with sufficient personal resources to live in comfort and satisfaction.
While it may be possible for gold coins to fall from the sky, during Kali Yuga I suspect it is pretty much impossible for that to happen. Instead we need to evolve, to grow from our present state into one in which the blessing of the goddesses can flow readily. This requires clearing out the bad karmas which get in the way, and this is exactly what yagyas do.
This yagya program has benefits beyond just attracting wealth. The Ganesha portion removes all obstacles, the Durga Saptashati stimulates all forms of personal growth, and Lakshmi has eight forms, each of which bring abundance to various areas of life. It is a very well rounded program!
Enjoy the photos and thank you all for your on-going support and participation!
Very best regards,
Seetharama Sastry (Kanchipuram)
Sam Khanwalker (Pune)